Answered By: Laurie Bastien
Last Updated: Sep 03, 2020     Views: 28

  • Why are financial markets essential for healthy economic growth?
  • What are financial institutions? Describe the following and give an example of each: investment banks, commercial banks, financial services corporations, pension funds, and mutual funds.

For the first part of this assignment you must research how financial markets contribute to economic growth. 

Begin searching in ABI/INFORM Collection, a database accessed from the All Databses A-Z link on the Library homepage. 
Some keyword searches to try include:
  • financial market operations
  • financial markets role "economic growth"                                                                                      

Be sure to use the quotation marks as shown; they tell the database to look for the words together.

On the left of the search results page, be sure to limit your results to scholarly journals.
You may also want to limit by publication date and/or location (geography).
Once you select any of these limiters, your results will refresh.
The second part of the assignment asks you to define and describe various types of financial institutions.
Some keyword searches may include:
  • types of financial institutions
  • financial institution "commercial banks"
  • financial institution "investment banks"
You can also search for specific types of financial institutions in Gale eBooks, from the All Databases A-Z link.
Some keyword searches to try include:
  • investment banking
  • commercial banking
  • financial services corporations
  • mutal funds
  • pension funds
Contact the Library for more assistance.

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